Madison Area Technical College

Madison Area Technical College

Founded in 1912, Madison Area Technical College or MATC, is the technical and community college for the Madison, Wisconsin area. It is among the largest of the schools in the Wisconsin Technical College System. It enrolls more than 40,000 students every year. MATC is comprised of ten campuses, six of which are located in Madison and four others in the nearby cities of Reedsburg, Watertown, Fort Atkinson, and Portage.

MATC offers more than 100 associate degrees and technical diploma programs, as well as other certifications and adult continuing education programs. The sports teams of MATC are known as the WolfPacks. They participate in a variety of sports including volleyball, softball, baseball, soccer and golf.

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Madison Area Technical College
3550 Anderson St
Madison , WI 53704
General Phone: (608) 246-6100

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Madison Area Technical College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine1,615EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management283business management, operations management, accounting, accounting technology, small business management, finance, marketing, apparel marketing
Medical Support and Technology251dental assistant, dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant, veterinary assistant, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech, surgical tech, health diagnostic professions, ...
Liberal Arts202liberal arts and sciences, interdisciplinary studies
Security and Law Enforcement201criminal justice and police, fire protection tech, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair107heavy equipment maintenance, industrial mechanics, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics
Engineering Technician94architectural engineering tech, civil engineering tech, electronics tech, electromechanical instrument tech, automotive tech, mechanical engineering tech
Computer Science and Engineering86computer programming, data processing tech, web design, computer networking, system administration, computer security, webmastering, computer services management, computer support ...
Family and Social Work78facilities management, housing and human environments, child care management, social work courses
Photography and Commercial Art67commercial art, commercial photography
Office and Administration41administrative assistant
Design40design and visual communication, interior design
Medical Administration36medical transcription, medical secretary
Production Trades35machine shop assistant, welding
Construction Trades35carpentry, property management
Beauty and Cosmetology32personal grooming
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy31parks and recreation management, occupational therapist assistant, dietetic technician
Law30legal assistant, court reporting
Landscaping and Horticulture25applied horticulture
Cooking and Culinary Arts24pastry, restaurant and catering management
Therapy and Counseling19massage therapy
Media15media and digital communications, graphic communications, animation and special effects, printing equipment operation
Real Estate and Construction Management11real estate
Science and Laboratory Technician10biology tech
Agricultural Science and Management10agricultural machine tech
Hospitality8hospitality management

Number of programs and degrees for Madison Area Technical College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,30452
Award of less than 1 academic year1,59412
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years38918
Postbaccalaureate certificate141
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years855

Madison Area Technical College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Madison Area Technical College had a total enrollment of 14,647 students (8,503 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 13%
20-21 20%
22-24 19%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 7%
40-49 9%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Madison Area Technical College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Madison Area Technical College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Madison, Wisconsin for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Wisconsin Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Madison Area Technical College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,196
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 17,828
Books and supplies $ 1,200

Financial Aid:
Madison Area Technical College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 400700)

Madison Area Technical College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track198215

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year198$89,071215$84,087
All faculty totalacademic year198$89,071215$84,087

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Madison Area Technical College Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):


Madison Area Technical College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Mechanics and Equipment/Machine Technology

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Arts, Other

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Systems Security
Computer/Info Tech Services Administration & Management, Other
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Building/Property Maintenance and Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technology/Technician
Automotive Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Care and Support Services Management
Facilities Planning and Management
Housing and Human Environments, Other
Social Work, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Court Reporting/Court Reporter
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician
Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Transcription/Transcriptionist

Medical Support And Technology
Allied Health Diagnostic/Intervention/Treatment Professions, Oth
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Shop Technology/Assistant
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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